No One Cares About Your Goals

No one cares about your goals.

Is that too bold of a statement? Okay, let me back track a little.

Of course I’m not blind to the fact that there are certain people out there who do care about your goals. In my opinion, they are the minority, a precious few — and if you’re someone who’s fortunate enough have even one person like this in your life, go thank them right now.

People like this are worth their weight in gold.

Many people will pretend to care and offer their support because it’s the nice thing to do. These people will flake you as soon as it comes time to put some skin in the game

The vast majority people don’t care about your goals. It’s not that they don’t like you or that they’re bad people, they’re just busy with their own stuff.

Setting a goal is like planting a seed. You need to tend to it periodically for it to grow. How often you have to “water” your goal will depend on the kind of goal it is. Like plants, different goals need different things. Some need daily work while others are better off with weekly care.

Plants and goals are even more similar when you consider how people respond when you tell them that you’re growing one.They might nod and say encouraging words, they might even give you tips on taking care of it, but no one’s going come to your house and water your plant for you (at least not all the time, forever). They have their own goals to tend to.

If you want your plant (or goal) to grow, you will have to water it yourself.